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The Auburn Veterans Parade rolls underneath a welcome banner during the 49th annual Veterans Day Parade in 2014. This year’s parade will be Nov. 7.
The Auburn Veterans Parade rolls underneath a welcome banner during the 49th annual Veterans Day Parade in 2014. This year’s parade will be Nov. 7. Staff file, 2014

Veterans Day Parade

What: This will be the 50th year Auburn has hosted a Veterans Day parade. The city has been designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a regional site for celebrating Veterans Day. The event has become one of the largest in the nation.

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 7.

Where: East Main Street, Auburn.

The parade: There will be more than 200 units in the parade, with more than 5,500 participants. The lineup includes more than 25 high school marching bands, veterans units, honor guards and military vehicles. The parade will travel 1 mile along Main Stree to A Street Northwest.

Remembrance ceremony: A flame will be lit Nov. 6 and guarded all night at Veterans Memorial Park. There will be a remembrance ceremony from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Nov. 7.

Other events: U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. (retired) John Rose will be at the White River Valley Museum 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 6. He is a senior representative for the Vietnam War Commermoration. There will be information booths and static displays along South Division Street from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7. Visitors can also view military equipment and vehicles.

Band competition: There will be a marching band competition at 1 p.m. at Auburn Memorial Stadium. More than 30 bands are expected to take part.

Admission: Free to watch the parade. There is a cost for some events.

Information: auburnwa.gov.

Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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